Data analytics, general programming skills and knowledge of Java are the three most in-demand tech skills in the finance sector, according to JobTech’s online census of job postings data this year in the sector.

There is a wage premium for tech roles, but it’s “not homogenous”, said Mr Lee Wei Xuan, a data scientist and labour market analyst at JobTech. “Application developers and data analytics tend to get a slightly higher premium.”

From JobTech’s data, data analytics and application engineering jobs command some of the highest median salaries at S$7,800 and S$7,500 respectively.